Clare Foster at the White Swan, Limehouse

January 27, 2015
7:00 pmto10:00 pm
November 10, 2015
7:00 pmto10:00 pm
February 21, 2017
7:00 pmto10:00 pm
May 2, 2017
7:30 pmto10:00 pm



Another of Clare Foster’s excellent singers’ nights, offering live experience and coaching with a top rhythm section including (ahem) myself. It’s at the White Swan, 556 Commercial Road, Limehouse, London E14 7JD.  Free to listen!

Make Some Noise – Play for Progress, Croydon

May 3, 2017
3:00 pmto5:00 pm



Really looking forward to doing a stint as tutor at this fantastic music project for unaccompanied child refugees in Croydon – read all about it, and Play For Progress, here 

Academy of Ancient Music pre-concert talk

May 4, 2017
6:30 pmto7:00 pm
May 5, 2017
6:30 pmto7:00 pm



I’ve written the programme notes for this Academy of Ancient Music’s Haydn/Mozart/Beethoven programme, and will be chatting to Music Director Richard Egarr about it before the concerts at West Road, Cambridge (Thurs 4th May) and at Milton Court, Barbican, London (Fri 5th May) – 6:30pm the start time in both cases.

Shaken by an Earthquake – lecture for Royal Tunbridge Wells DFAS

May 8, 2017
10:00 amto11:00 am



Shaken by an Earthquake is my lecture on Stravinsky’s amazing ballet score, the creative context that produced it, and its eventful premiere on Thursday 29th May, 1913…

Misshapen Pearl – lecture for Penang DFAS, Malaysia

May 11, 2017
7:00 pmto8:00 pm



Delighted to be invited to Malaysia, as only the second lecturer ever to speak at the newly-established Penang DFAS. Misshapen Pearl is my talk on the music of the Baroque era – brilliant, exciting, beautifully crafted and expressive in equal measure.  The venue is the historic Penang Club.

The Age of Jazz – lecture for Penang DFAS, Malaysia

May 12, 2017
7:00 pmto8:00 pm



The second of my Penang lectures takes an overview of the early years of jazz from its beginnings through to the start of the Second World War. The venue this time is China House, which benefits from having a jazz club downstairs…

Blue Harlem at Pizza Express, Soho

May 14, 2017
1:30 pmto3:30 pm



Dashing back to Britain to join my band Blue Harlem for a Sunday lunchtime date at the excellent Pizza Express, Soho. Full details are here.

Le Caprice

January 29, 2012
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
February 26, 2012
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
March 25, 2012
7:30 pmto11:00 pm
April 29, 2012
7:30 pmto11:00 pm
June 24, 2012
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November 11, 2012
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November 25, 2012
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December 9, 2012
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December 30, 2012
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February 10, 2013
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February 24, 2013
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March 17, 2013
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April 28, 2013
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May 26, 2013
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June 16, 2013
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August 11, 2013
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August 25, 2013
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September 22, 2013
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April 6, 2014
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September 7, 2014
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October 12, 2014
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November 9, 2014
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November 16, 2014
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December 21, 2014
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January 4, 2015
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January 11, 2015
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February 8, 2015
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March 8, 2015
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March 22, 2015
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April 12, 2015
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April 19, 2015
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May 10, 2015
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May 24, 2015
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June 14, 2015
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July 12, 2015
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August 2, 2015
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September 13, 2015
7:30 pmto11:00 pm
October 18, 2015
7:30 pmto11:00 pm
November 15, 2015
7:30 pmto11:00 pm
November 29, 2015
7:30 pm
December 6, 2015
7:30 pmto11:00 pm
December 20, 2015
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January 24, 2016
7:30 pmto11:00 pm
February 7, 2016
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February 21, 2016
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June 12, 2016
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July 10, 2016
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September 1, 2016
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September 25, 2016
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October 16, 2016
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October 23, 2016
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November 20, 2016
7:00 pmto10:30 pm
November 27, 2016
7:00 pmto10:30 pm
December 18, 2016
7:00 pmto10:30 pm
February 12, 2017
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February 26, 2017
7:00 pmto10:30 pm
March 12, 2017
7:00 pmto10:30 pm
March 26, 2017
7:00 pmto10:30 pm
April 30, 2017
7:00 pmto10:30 pm
May 14, 2017
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May 28, 2017
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June 4, 2017
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June 25, 2017
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July 16, 2017
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August 20, 2017
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August 27, 2017
7:00 pmto10:30 pm



A jazz residency at the Richard Caring-owned Le Caprice, one of London’s most elegant eateries.

Judging City Music Foundation awards

May 6, 2016
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
May 17, 2017
2:00 pmto5:00 pm



Spending the afternoon assessing applicants for the 2016 City Music Foundation awards – I’m engaged as a judge in the jazz/folk/world category

Dresden Music Festival with ACE Cultural Tours

May 18, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 20, 2017
May 21, 2017
May 22, 2017
May 23, 2017
9:00 amto4:00 pm



Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra performing the Fifth Symphony by Shostakovitch; Diana Damrau in recital at the Semperoper; Lehar’s The Merry Widow, and a chance to attend a concert in Dresden’s brand-new Kulturpalast:  just some of the attractions of this excellent festival trip which I’m leading for ACE Cultural Tours as tour director.  Full details are here.